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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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What to do in case of grid congestion?

06 February 2023

The electricity grid is reaching its limits. At (new) industrial estates, 'the power is running out'. Suddenly you were hearing it everywhere: 'grid congestion' was the new buzz word at the end of 2022.  The Clim...

Pump purchase price becoming less important

06 February 2023

Due to the global rise in the price of raw materials, pumps have become significantly more expensive over the past two years. However, energy prices have risen even faster. Verder and Packo, both specialists in industria...

Enhanced sustainability claims rules take effect

02 February 2023

The Sustainability Advertising Code came into force on Wednesday 1 February 2023. The new code applies to all sustainability claims, i.e. environmental claims as well as ethical claims. The new code replaces the Envir...

IFOAM takes Eco-Score to court

31 January 2023

Actors involved in the ecological transition have high expectations of information systems, like labels, related to the environmental impact of products and services. Information systems should speed up the ecological tr...

Beans in bread: a revolutionary idea?

31 January 2023

Researchers and chefs at the University of Reading aim to encourage British consumers and food producers to switch to bread containing faba beans (commonly known as broad beans), making it healthier and less damaging to ...

Plastic-saving packaging of fruit and vegetables

31 January 2023

Responding to the trend in sustainable packaging, MULTIVAC, is highlighting its plastic-saving packaging solutions at the upcoming Fruit Logistica trade fair. From 8 to 10 February 2023, they will show a variety of packa...

Renewi converts food waste into volatile fatty acids

30 January 2023

Renewi Organics focuses on processing organic waste streams including expired products. Together with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Renewi Organics published a scientific article on the production of volatile ...

Verstegen Spices & Sauces wins EZK Energy Award 2022

30 January 2023

The Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) announced on 26 January 2023, that Verstegen has become the winner of the EZK Energy Award 2022. This allows Verstegen to call itself the most distinguished company in the...

Alternative proteins a key to rapid decarbonisation

30 January 2023

Alternative proteins are one of three ‘super-leverage points’ that could help the world to rapidly decarbonise, a report presented at the end of January 2023 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland states. T...

Cultivated meat to be grown on farms across Europe?

27 January 2023

RESPECTfarms kicks off a feasibility research to enable farmers to grow meat directly from animal cells, on their existing farms. With investment from both European governments, NGOs, and industry partners, they will hav...

First area pilot on plant proteins launched

27 January 2023

The North Brabant municipality of Altena is the scene of the first Dutch area pilot on plant-based proteins. Interventions are being tested at supermarkets, schools and restaurants to encourage local people to make the p...

Plastics Europe prevents pellet loss in the environment

26 January 2023

Plastics Europe, the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe, and EuPC, the association of European Plastics Converters, announced the launch of the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) harmonised European certification ...

Moonen Packaging achieves B Corp certification

23 January 2023

Moonen Packaging may call itself 'B Corporation' since December 2022: an impactful company that shows that, as a business, you can make social and sustainable impact and be a commercially successful company. The B Corp c...

Dutch economy lags in sustainability

23 January 2023

16.5 per cent of the Dutch business sector is sustainable. This is according to the New Economy Index 2023 (NEx), the figure that MVO Netherlands assigns annually to the sustainability of the Dutch economy. This puts the...

No VAT measure to stimulate organic food

20 January 2023

The government has no concrete plans yet to influence the price difference between conventional and organic. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality announced this at the Biobeurs. A VAT reduction on organic...